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Author Zimmer, Ron
Title Charter School Operations and Performance : Evidence from California
Imprint Santa Monica : RAND Corporation, The, 2003
©2003
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Descript 1 online resource (313 pages)
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Note Cover -- PREFACE -- CONTENTS -- FIGURES -- TABLES -- SUMMARY -- ACKNOWLEDGMENTS -- ACRONYMS -- Chapter One -- INTRODUCTION -- BACKGROUND: CHARTER SCHOOLS NATIONALLY AND IN CALIFORNIA -- WHAT WE KNOW FROM PRIOR RESEARCH -- FOCUS OF THIS RESEARCH -- DATA SOURCES -- Primary Data -- Secondary Data -- HOW WE CATEGORIZED CHARTER SCHOOLS -- Conversion and Start-Up Charter Schools -- Classroom-Based and Nonclassroom-Based Charter Schools -- School Size -- Independent and Dependent Charter Schools -- LIMITATIONS OF THE STUDY -- Data Limitations -- Budgetary and Time Constraints -- HOW THE REPORT IS ORGANIZED -- Chapter Two -- STUDENTS SERVED BY CHARTER SCHOOLS -- INTRODUCTION -- ACCESS TO CHARTER SCHOOLS -- Student Admissions Processes -- Focus of School Services -- CHARACTERISTICS OF STUDENTS IN CHARTER SCHOOLS -- SCHOOL-BY-SCHOOL ANALYSIS -- SUMMARY -- Chapter Three -- ACADEMIC OUTCOMES -- INTRODUCTION -- SCHOOL-LEVEL PERFORMANCE -- STATEWIDE NONLONGITUDINALLY LINKED STUDENTLEVEL DATA -- LONGITUDINALLY LINKED STUDENT-LEVEL DATA -- COMPETITIVE EFFECT OF CHARTER SCHOOLS -- SUMMARY -- School-Level Analysis of API Scores -- Statewide Nonlongitudinal Student Data -- Longitudinally Linked Student Data -- Competitive Effects of Charter Schools -- Chapter Four -- AUTHORIZATION, GOVERNANCE, AND OVERSIGHT OF CHARTER SCHOOLS -- INTRODUCTION -- AUTHORIZATION OF CHARTER SCHOOLS -- Description of Chartering Authorities -- Development and Evaluation of Charter Petitions -- The Outcomes of Charter Petitions -- Closed or Revoked Charter Schools -- Denied Charter Petitions -- GOVERNANCE OF CHARTER SCHOOLS -- Dependent and Independent Charter Schools -- Legal Liability in Charter Schools -- Charter School Autonomy -- OVERSIGHT OF CHARTER SCHOOLS -- Characteristics of Chartering Authority Oversight of Charter Schools -- Chartering Authority Actions Toward Charter Schools
SERVICES PROVIDED BY CHARTERING AUTHORITIES -- SUMMARY -- Authorization -- Governance -- Oversight -- Services -- Chapter Five -- CHARTER SCHOOL FINANCES AND FACILITIES -- INTRODUCTION -- CHARTER SCHOOL FUNDING -- Meeting Legislative Requirements -- Participation in Categorical Aid Programs -- PRIVATE DONATIONS TO CHARTER SCHOOLS -- CHARTER SCHOOL EXPENDITURES -- FACILITIES -- OTHER FISCAL CHALLENGES -- SUMMARY -- Chapter Six -- ACADEMIC ENVIRONMENTS OF CHARTER AND CONVENTIONAL PUBLIC SCHOOLS -- INTRODUCTION -- PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT -- Chartering Authorities' Involvement in Professional Development -- Teacher Participation in Professional Development -- CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION -- Programs and Scheduling Modifications -- Courses and Academic Program Requirements -- Computers -- STUDENT TESTING -- PARENT INVOLVEMENT -- STUDENT DISCIPLINE -- SUMMARY -- Chapter Seven -- STAFFING IN CHARTER AND CONVENTIONAL PUBLIC SCHOOLS -- INTRODUCTION -- THE CHARACTERISTICS OF TEACHERS -- Teaching Credentials -- Teaching Experience -- THE CHARACTERISTICS OF PRINCIPALS -- Credentials and Qualifications of Principals -- Administrative and Teaching Experience -- WORKING CONDITIONS AND COMPENSATION OF TEACHERS -- WORKING CONDITIONS AND COMPENSATION OF PRINCIPALS -- THE COMPOSITION OF THE INSTRUCTIONAL STAFF -- PRINCIPALS' USE AND PERCEPTIONS OF CONTROL -- SUMMARY -- Chapter Eight -- SPECIAL EDUCATION IN CHARTER AND CONVENTIONAL PUBLIC SCHOOLS -- INTRODUCTION -- IDENTIFICATION OF SPECIAL EDUCATION STUDENTS -- SPECIAL EDUCATION SERVICE DELIVERY -- THE USE OF SPECIAL EDUCATION AIDES -- INCLUSION OF SPECIAL EDUCATION STUDENTS IN ASSESSMENTS -- FUNDING AND PROVISION OF SPECIAL EDUCATION RESOURCES -- SUMMARY -- Chapter Nine -- CONCLUSIONS AND IMPLICATIONS -- INTRODUCTION -- FINDINGS -- STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT -- Accessibility -- Authorization, Governance, and Oversight
Operation -- CHALLENGES -- RECOMMENDATIONS -- Appendix -- A. RESEARCH METHODS -- B. CHARTER AND CONVENTIONAL PUBLIC SCHOOL COMPARISON METHODS -- C. ACADEMIC OUTCOMES -- D. SURVEYS ADMINISTERED FOR THE STUDY -- BIBLIOGRAPHY
The report analyzes an array of issues pertaining to accessibility, student achievement, governance, and operation of charter schools in California. Four specific research questions were investigated: (1) What population of students attends charter schools? (2) Is student achievement higher in charter schools than in conventional public schools? (3) What oversight and support do the chartering authorities provide? (4) How do charter schools differ from their conventional public school counterparts in terms of their operation, including finances, academic achievement, and staffing?
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Zimmer, Ron Charter School Operations and Performance : Evidence from California Santa Monica : RAND Corporation, The,c2003 9780833033543
Subject Charter schools -- California -- Evaluation
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Alt Author Buddin, Richard
Chau, Derrick
Zimmer, Ron W
Buddin, Richard
Chau, Derrick
Guarino, Cassandra
Krop, Cathy
McCaffrey, Daniel
Sandler, Melinda
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